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Medusa's head   /mədˈusəz hɛd/   Listen
Medusa's head

African dwarf succulent perennial shrub with numerous slender drooping branches.  Synonyms: Euphorbia caput-medusae, Euphorbia medusae.
Weedy rye grass having long bristling awns.  Synonym: Elymus caput-medusae.

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"Medusa's head" Quotes from Famous Books

... flew,—Athene gave him wings.—Well, so when he got to where the Gorgons were living, he caught them napping, I suppose, cut off Medusa's head, and flew away. ...
— Works, V1 • Lucian of Samosata

... themselves called upon for another effort, and saw officers springing up the hill again towards that shot-fretted crest where several Engineers and bluejackets, with the Imperial Light Horse, still clung as if they had looked on Medusa's head, and become part of the rocks among which they lay, only that their forefingers were playing about the triggers, ready in a moment to give back shot for shot to the Boers. And when deeds of heroism were being performed by Major Miller-Wallnutt; Lieutenant Digby-Jones, R.E., Gunner Sims of the ...
— Four Months Besieged - The Story of Ladysmith • H. H. S. Pearse

Words linked to "Medusa's head" :   spurge, Euphorbia, wild rye, Euphorbia caput-medusae, genus Euphorbia

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